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Boys’ recruit: Half Hollow Hills East 2016 defenseman DiPietro commits to Syracuse

Tuesday, 7th January 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Recruiting  
 

By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/7/14

Half Hollow Hills East sophomore defenseman Nick DiPietro has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Syracuse University.

Nick DiPietro log:

Nick DiPietro

Nick DiPietro

High School: Half Hollow Hills East

Graduation Year: 2016

Position:
Defense

College Choice: Syracuse

Club Affiliation: Long Island Express Barracudas

Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: Philly Showcase All-Star, Hotbeds All-Star, Jake Reed Rising Soph, Maverick Rising Soph, 2012 Varsity rookie of the year as an eighth grader

Academic honors: High Honor Roll every quarter, 2 year recipient of NY State Scholar Athlete Award

What will you major in/study? undecided

Why did you choose the school? “I felt that Syracuse provided strong academics while also having an incredible lacrosse tradition. it just felt like the perfect fit for me. I was looking for a medium size school. With Syracuse having 14,000 undergrad students it was the perfect size for my liking. Having my parents and family come to support me at all my games is very important to me and Syracuse only being a 5 hour drive makes this possible. It is an honor to go play for Coach Desko and Coach Rodgers because not only are they both among the most respected in the NCAA, I also know they will help me take my game to the next level.”

What is your team’s outlook for next season? “After falling short of the playoffs this past season, we are working hard to make it back.”

Thank You:
“I would like to thank my parents for all their support and guidance throughout this process. I appreciate all their sacrifices so I can play the game I love. Thanks to all my past and present coaches for all their help and knowledge. A special thank you to my high school coach, Gordy Hodgson, and my travel team coaches, George Powers and Mike Chanenchuk. Thanks to my uncle Steve DiPietro for his help with the decision making process, and thanks to Xceleration Sports Training, for getting me ready for the season.”

Other schools considered? Virginia, Notre Dame, Harvard, Penn State, and Lehigh

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